Swapping Cookies With Our Internet Pals

Check out our recipe:

Gingerbread Cheesecake Cookies

Our friends at Food Network are at it again but instead of Virtual Thanksgiving, this time we're all doing a cookie swap. Now we realize it says right in the recipe that we wouldn't use it for cookie swap purposes. It's not really our thing. But then we realized just how hard these cookies rock, and felt compelled to show them off.

Save your easily flattened macarons and rock-hard oatmeal raisin cookies for someone who doesn't like gingerbread or cheesecake, because we took two sweet things and rolled them into one. What do you mean we've been doing that with pancakes for months? Oh, so we have. But that's because we discovered that hybrid desserts of mixed-sweets backgrounds turn out to be the hottest ones of all. No offense to the other contenders, of course. I mean, if Oprah says her sugar cookies are the best, who are we to argue?

Check out the recipes from our swap-mates:

All You Magazine: Pecan and Honey Diamonds

Oprah.com: Sugar Cookies

Gilt Taste: Sesame Ginger Rice Krispie Treats

Liquor.com: Drink In The Holidays

Cooking Light: Iced Sugar Cookies

My Recipes: Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Food 52: Ginger Spiced Molasses Cookies

Cooking Channel: The White House's Molasses Spice Cookies

BlogHer: Triple Chocolate Almond Cookies

Cafe Mom: Mini Apple Crisp Cookies

The Daily Meal: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Eating Well: 5 Tips for Perfect Gingerbread Cookies

Redbook Magazine: Candy Cane Cookies

Gourmet Live: Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies

AP/J.M. Hirsch: Ginger Fig Crumb Bars

Fox News: White Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Epicurious: Italian Almond Cookies

Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Cowboy Cookies

FN Dish: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies

Yahoo Shine: Nutmeg Rosettes

Food and Wine: Chocolate-Espresso Snowballs

YumSugar: Coconut Date Balls